MEET THE Disaster REadiness Specialists

Benefit from subject matter expertise and guidance to develop effective emergency operations plans and increase your knowledge of disaster readiness preparedness and response activities.

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Association Membership Required

How ready is your Public Garden to face extreme weather events and worsening natural hazards? Have you connected with your local emergency management community? Learn the key steps for disaster planning, whether your garden is starting from scratch or strengthening an existing plan.

FEMA Region 6

Lower Interior West Workshop

Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK
February 21, 2024

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Pacific Workshop

Gardens at Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
March 4, 2024

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Great Lakes Workshop

Cantigny
Wheaton, IL
April 24, 2024

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Disaster Readiness: It’s essential

The Association’s Disaster Readiness Initiative works to establish public gardens as cornerstones of resilient, healthy communities. The initiative builds capacity and enhances the ability to extol how public gardens can provide solutions to local and global challenges.

TRAINING FOR PUBLIC GARDENS

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This online training provides practical information you can use for disaster planning at your garden. Learn the key steps for disaster planning through videos and interactive exercises. Download worksheets and explore additional resources to create your own plan. Discover how to build a garden-wide culture of disaster readiness through exercises and drills.

Disaster Readiness Calendar

Welcome to our month-by-month Disaster Readiness Calendar!

January

Resolve to be Ready

Resolve to be Ready

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February

Severe Weather Awareness

Severe Weather Awareness

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March

Flood Preparedness

Flood Preparedness

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April

Pest & Pathogen Preparedness

Pest & Pathogen Preparedness

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May

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness

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June

Fire Safety Preparedness

Fire Safety Preparedness

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July

Business Continuity & Emergency Fund

Business Continuity & Emergency Fund

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August

Heat and Drought Preparedness

Heat and Drought Preparedness

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September

Disaster Preparedness Month

Disaster Preparedness Month

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October

Earthquake ShakeOut

Earthquake ShakeOut

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November

Pandemic and Public Health Awareness

Pandemic and Public Health Awareness

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December

Winter and Freeze Preparedness

Winter and Freeze Preparedness

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